Pinecrest gets lone football win in the county 

Week two of the high school football season saw two of the three local teams go down in defeat.  

Pinecrest was the lone team to record a win, moving to 2-0 on the season with a 44-20 road win over 0-2 Overhills. The Patriots have scored 92 points in their first two games. It’s their most explosive start to a season since winning the first two games of 2015 by a combined 95-8 score, en route to a 6-0 start that season that saw Pinecrest score 305 points.  

The Patriots were led against Overhills by 196 yards rushing by junior Zymire Spencer, who found the end zone five times in his 22 rushes. For the season, Spencer has nine rushing touchdowns and 365 yards.  Quarterback Mason Konen had 170 yards passing and a touchdown, to receiver Elijah Melton, who finished with 89 receiving yards.  

The win was muted by what appeared to be a serious injury suffered by offensive lineman Andrew Webb in the second quarter. The junior had to be carted off the field.  

North Moore, who won in Week One on the road, dropped its home opener, 22-12, to Southwestern Randolph, to fall to 1-1 on the season. It’s the first time since the 2020 season that the Mustangs have dropped a game in the first two weeks of the season.  

Union Pines fell to 0-2 on the year with a 20-19 loss to Northwood in Pittsboro. The Vikings took a lead into the fourth quarter thanks to an Anthony Goswick scoring pass to Caleb Milton and touchdown runs by Austin Mooring and Ethan Biggs. Following a Northwood touchdown, an interception with under four minutes to play ended Union Pines’ comeback hopes.  

Moore County Week Three High School Schedule: 

Thursday Aug. 31, 7:00 PM, Union Pines Vikings (0-2) at Western Harnett Eagles (0-2, 1-9 in 2022) 

Thursday, Aug. 31, 7:00 PM North Moore Mustangs (1-1) home vs. Northwood Chargers (1-1, 4-6 in 2022) *Conference Game*  

Friday Sept. 1, 7:00 PM, Pinecrest Patriots (2-0) at Middle Creek Mustangs (1-1,5-5 in 2022)   



By Randolph Record

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